Thursday 23 June 2011

New Minimum Hours For Young Retail Employees

Fair Work Australia has handed down a decision which allows secondary school students to be employed for a minimum of 1.5 hours (previously 3 hours).
Retailers expect this new flexibility will allow more young people to be employed and give them greater work experience. The decision removes an anomaly caused by the time between school finishing and stores closing.  Unions are concerned that adults will miss out on work.